Minister for Employment (Australia)

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Minister for Employment
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Incumbent
Eric Abetz

since 18 September 2013 (2013-09-18)
Department of Employment (Australia)
Style The Honourable
Appointer Governor-General on the recommendation of the Prime Minister of Australia
Inaugural holder Harold Holt
Formation 28 October 1940 (1940-10-28)
Assistant Minister for Employment
Incumbent
Luke Hartsuyker

since 18 September 2013 (2013-09-18)
Department of Employment (Australia)
Style The Honourable
Appointer Governor-General on the recommendation of the Prime Minister of Australia
Inaugural holder Clyde Holding
Formation 24 July 1987 (1987-07-24)

The Australian Minister for Employment is Senator the Hon. Eric Abetz.

The Australian Assistant Minister for Employment is the Hon. Luke Hartsuyker MP.

In the Government of Australia, the ministers administer these portfolios through the Department of Employment (Australia).

Portfolio scope[edit]

Other bodies in these portfolios include:

List of ministers for employment[edit]

The following individuals have been appointed as Minister for Employment, or any of its precedent titles:[1]

Order Minister Party Prime Minister Title Term start Term end Term in office
1 Harold Holt   United Australia Menzies Minister for Labour and National Service 28 October 1940 (1940-10-28) 29 August 1941 (1941-08-29) 344 days
Fadden 29 August 1941 (1941-08-29) 7 October 1941 (1941-10-07)
2 Eddie Ward Labor Curtin 7 October 1941 (1941-10-07) 21 September 1943 (1943-09-21) 1 year, 349 days
3 Jack Holloway 21 September 1943 (1943-09-21) 6 July 1945 (1945-07-06) 6 years, 89 days
Forde 6 July 1945 (1945-07-06) 13 July 1945 (1945-07-13)
Chifley 13 July 1945 (1945-07-13) 19 December 1949 (1949-12-19)
n/a Harold Holt Liberal Menzies 19 December 1949 (1949-12-19) 10 December 1958 (1958-12-10) 8 years, 356 days
4 William McMahon 10 December 1958 (1958-12-10) 26 January 1966 (1966-01-26) 7 years, 47 days
5 Les Bury Holt 26 January 1966 (1966-01-26) 19 December 1967 (1967-12-19) 3 years, 290 days
McEwen 19 December 1967 (1967-12-19) 10 January 1968 (1968-01-10)
Gorton 10 January 1968 (1968-01-10) 12 November 1969 (1969-11-12)
6 Billy Snedden 12 November 1969 (1969-11-12) 10 March 1971 (1971-03-10) 1 year, 130 days
McMahon 10 March 1971 (1971-03-10) 22 March 1971 (1971-03-22)
7 Phillip Lynch 22 March 1971 (1971-03-22) 5 December 1972 (1972-12-05) 1 year, 258 days
8 Lance Barnard1 Labor Whitlam 5 December 1972 (1972-12-05) 19 December 1972 (1972-12-19) 14 days
9 Clyde Cameron Minister for Labour 19 December 1972 (1972-12-19) 12 June 1974 (1974-06-12) 2 years, 169 days
Minister for Labour and Immigration 12 June 1974 (1974-06-12) 6 June 1975 (1975-06-06)
10 Jim McClelland 6 June 1975 (1975-06-06) 11 November 1975 (1975-11-11) 158 days
11 Tony Street Liberal Fraser 11 November 1975 (1975-11-11) 22 December 1975 (1975-12-22) 3 years, 24 days
Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations 22 December 1975 (1975-12-22) 5 December 1978 (1978-12-05)
12 Ian Viner Minister for Employment and Youth Affairs 5 December 1978 (1978-12-05) 6 April 1981 (1981-04-06) 2 years, 122 days
13 Neil Brown 6 April 1981 (1981-04-06) 7 May 1982 (1982-05-07) 1 year, 31 days
14 Ian Macphee Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations 7 May 1982 (1982-05-07) 11 March 1983 (1983-03-11) 308 days
15 Ralph Willis Labor Hawke 11 March 1983 (1983-03-11) 24 July 1987 (1987-07-24) 4 years, 135 days
16 John Dawkins Minister for Employment, Education and Training 24 July 1987 (1987-07-24) 20 December 1991 (1991-12-20) 4 years, 156 days
Keating 20 December 1991 (1991-12-20) 27 December 1991 (1991-12-27)
17 Kim Beazley 27 December 1991 (1991-12-27) 23 December 1993 (1993-12-23) 1 year, 361 days
18 Simon Crean 23 December 1993 (1993-12-23) 11 March 1996 (1996-03-11) 2 years, 79 days
19 Amanda Vanstone Liberal Howard Minister for Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs 11 March 1996 (1996-03-11) 9 October 1997 (1997-10-09) 1 year, 212 days
20 David Kemp 9 October 1997 (1997-10-09) 21 October 1998 (1998-10-21) 1 year, 12 days
21 Peter Reith Minister for Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business 21 October 1998 (1998-10-21) 30 January 2001 (2001-01-30) 2 years, 101 days
22 Tony Abbott 30 January 2001 (2001-01-30) 26 November 2001 (2001-11-26) 2 years, 250 days
Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations 26 November 2001 (2001-11-26) 7 October 2003 (2003-10-07)
23 Kevin Andrews 7 October 2003 (2003-10-07) 30 January 2007 (2007-01-30) 3 years, 115 days
24 Joe Hockey 30 January 2007 (2007-01-30) 3 December 2007 (2007-12-03) 307 days
25 Julia Gillard Labor Rudd 3 December 2007 (2007-12-03) 24 June 2010 2 years, 207 days
Gillard 24 June 2010 28 June 2010
n/a Simon Crean 28 June 2010 (2010-06-28) 14 September 2010 (2010-09-14) 78 days
26 Chris Evans Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations[2] 14 September 2010 (2010-09-14) 14 December 2011 (2011-12-14) 1 year, 91 days
27 Bill Shorten Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations 14 December 2011 (2011-12-14) 1 July 2013 (2013-07-01) 1 year, 199 days
28 Brendan O'Connor Rudd Minister for Employment and Minister for Skills and Training 1 July 2013 (2013-07-01) 18 September 2013 (2013-09-18) 79 days
29 Eric Abetz Liberal Abbott Minister for Employment 18 September 2013 (2013-09-18) Incumbent 1 year, 99 days

Notes

1 Barnard was part of a two-man ministry that comprised Barnard and Gough Whitlam for fourteen days until the full ministry was commissioned.
2 Despite the First Rudd Ministry ending on 24 June 2010, Gillard was Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations for four days in her first ministry, between 24 June and 28 June 2010, when the revised ministry was commissioned.

List of assistant ministers for employment[edit]

The following individuals have been appointed as Assistant Minister for Employment, or any of its precedent titles:[1]

Order Minister Party Prime Minister Title Term start Term end Term in office
1 Clyde Holding   Labor Hawke Minister for Employment Services and Youth Affairs 24 July 1987 (1987-07-24) 19 January 1988 (1988-01-19) 179 days
2 Peter Duncan Minister for Employment and Education Services 19 January 1988 (1988-01-19) 4 April 1990 (1990-04-04) 2 years, 75 days
3 Peter Baldwin 4 April 1990 (1990-04-04) 7 May 1990 (1990-05-07) 2 years, 354 days
Keating Minister for Higher Education and Employment Services 7 May 1990 (1990-05-07) 20 December 1991 (1991-12-20)
20 December 1991 (1991-12-20) 24 March 1993 (1993-03-24)
4 Ross Free Minister for Schools, Vocational Education and Training 24 March 1993 (1993-03-24) 11 March 1996 (1996-03-11) 2 years, 353 days
5 David Kemp Liberal Howard 11 March 1996 (1996-03-11) 9 October 1997 (1997-10-09) 1 year, 212 days
6 Chris Ellison 9 October 1997 (1997-10-09) 21 October 1998 (1998-10-21) 1 year, 12 days
7 Tony Abbott Minister for Employment Services 21 October 1998 (1998-10-21) 30 January 2001 (2001-01-30) 2 years, 101 days
8 Mal Brough 14 February 2001 (2001-02-14) 18 July 2004 (2004-07-18) 3 years, 155 days
9 Fran Bailey 18 July 2004 (2004-07-18) 26 October 2004 (2004-10-26) 100 days
10 Peter Dutton Minister for Workforce Participation 26 October 2004 (2004-10-26) 27 January 2006 (2006-01-27) 1 year, 93 days
11 Sharman Stone 27 January 2006 (2006-01-27) 3 December 2007 (2007-12-03) 1 year, 310 days
12 Brendan O'Connor Labor Rudd Minister for Employment Participation 3 December 2007 (2007-12-03) 9 June 2009 (2009-06-09) 1 year, 188 days
12 Mark Arbib 9 June 2009 (2009-06-09) 28 June 2010 (2010-06-28) 1 year, 97 days
Gillard 28 June 2010 (2010-06-28) 14 September 2010 (2010-09-14)
13 Kate Ellis Minister for Employment Participation and Childcare 14 September 2010 (2010-09-14) 14 December 2011 (2011-12-14) 3 years, 4 days
Minister for Employment Participation 14 December 2011 (2011-12-14) 1 July 2013 (2013-07-01)
Rudd 1 July 2013 (2013-07-01) 18 September 2013 (2013-09-18)
13 Luke Hartsuyker Nationals Abbott Assistant Minister for Employment 18 September 2013 (2013-09-18) incumbent 1 year, 99 days

List of ministers for industrial relations[edit]

The following individuals have been appointed as Minister for Industrial Relations, or any of its subsequent titles:[1]

Order Minister Party Prime Minister Title Term start Term end Term in office
1 Tony Street Liberal Fraser Minister for Industrial Relations 5 December 1978 (1978-12-05) 3 November 1980 (1980-11-03) 1 year, 334 days
2 Andrew Peacock 3 November 1980 (1980-11-03) 16 April 1981 (1981-04-16) 164 days
3 Ian Viner 16 April 1981 (1981-04-16) 7 May 1982 (1982-05-07) 1 year, 21 days
4 Ian Macphee Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations 7 May 1982 (1982-05-07) 11 March 1983 (1983-03-11) 308 days
5 Ralph Willis Labor Hawke Minister for Industrial Relations 24 July 1987 (1987-07-24) 2 September 1988 (1988-09-02) 1 year, 40 days
6 Peter Morris 2 September 1988 (1988-09-02) 4 April 1990 (1990-04-04) 1 year, 214 days
7 Peter Cook 4 April 1990 (1990-04-04) 20 December 1991 (1991-12-20) 2 years, 354 days
Keating 20 December 1991 (1991-12-20) 24 March 1993 (1993-03-24)
8 Laurie Brereton 24 March 1993 (1993-03-24) 11 March 1996 (1996-03-11) 2 years, 353 days
9 Peter Reith Liberal Howard 11 March 1996 (1996-03-11) 18 July 1997 (1997-07-18) 5 years, 211 days
Minister for Workplace Relations and Small Business 18 July 1997 (1997-07-18) 21 October 1998 (1998-10-21)
10 Bill Shorten Labor Rudd Minister for Workplace Relations 14 December 2011 (2011-12-14) 18 September 2013 (2013-09-18) 1 year, 278 days

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Ministries and Cabinets". 43rd Parliamentary Handbook: Historical information on the Australian Parliament. Parliament of Australia. 2010. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Julia Gillard bows to unis, adds Tertiary Education to Chris Evans' title". The Australian. 14 September 2010.